CoW launches electricity safety campaign“Electricity is dangerous!”
This was the core message as the City of Windhoek (CoW) launched its electricity safety campaign in Okuryangava in the capital.
The campaign aims at creating awareness, educating, and guiding consumers on the safe usage of electricity.
Speaking at the event, deputy mayor Joseph Uapingene said Windhoek has recorded an increase in the number of fatalities due to electrical shocks that result from improper use of electricity and illegal connection activities.
The CoW aims to reduce the number of these fatalities, hence the campaign.
The municipality also needs to meet the distributor’s license requirements set by the Electricity Control Board, one of which is the need for visibility and public education campaigns.
Uapingene urged residents to be careful when handling electricity, as it can be hazardous if safety requirements are not followed. The campaign runs for a period of six months and will be repeated every year. It also sees officials visiting schools and settlements to engage and educate residents on the safe use of electricity.
An official electricity safety campaign song featuring the group One Blood was unveiled at the campaign launch. Check out the song here!